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Pamela Anderson Reveals She Lost 25 Pounds After Writing Her Memoir: 'It Was Some Kind Of Protection'

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By Favour Adegoke on January 26, 2023 at 4:45 PM EST

Pamela Anderson has revealed that writing her memoir Love, Pamela was not an easy ordeal. The actress shared that she experienced weight changes, first gaining "like 25 pounds" during the writing process and losing it all after she was done.

She also recalled how she felt when she realized Hulu created the "Pam & Tommy" series without consulting her. Anderson has now chosen to tell her own version of her personal life and rise to fame in a Netflix documentary named after her memoir.

The documentary is scheduled to debut later this month.

Read on to learn more.

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'It was crazy'

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During her appearance on "The Howard Stern Show" on Wednesday, Anderson revealed she gained "like 25 pounds" while penning her memoir Love, Pamela.

She mentioned that the change was mainly due to her writing the book all by herself, adding that she lost most of the weight after she was done.

"It was crazy, but I had a physical reaction to telling my story," the 55-year-old reflected on the time it took to write the book, per New York Post. "It was almost like I was hanging on to something — It was a protective… my puffy suit of armor. I don't know what it was — I was thinking it was some kind of protection."

Explaining further about the experience, the "Baywatch" actress also recalled being a "mess" for most of that period.

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"I was a mess at that time, so I kind of liked that I peeled back everything: No makeup, nothing like that, and I thought, 'You know what? If you like me like this — if you like me at my worst, maybe you like me,'" she added.

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Pamela Anderson On 'Pam &Tommy'

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In her discussion with Stern the former Playboy model shared her reaction to her story being told on the Emmy-winning Hulu series "Pam & Tommy."

The series, which Anderson has claimed she never watched, centered on her infamous sex tape with rocker Tommy Lee, whom she married in 1995 and divorced three years later.

"I remember seeing this 'Pam & Tommy' thing on Hulu, or some advertisement for it, and I thought, 'What the hell is this?'" the actress told her host. "No one called me, no one asked me. I'm still alive!"

When asked if she contacted the showrunners to voice her dismay over being left out of the decision to make the series, the actress admitted that she never did, although she did not explain why.

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Pamela Anderson Says She Wasn't Portrayed 'Positively'

Regardless, Anderson is unhappy with how she and Lee were portrayed in "Pam& Tommy," which starred Lily James as her and Sebastian Stan as her ex-husband. She made her point based on the opinion of people who had informed her about their view of the series.

"I don't think they really portrayed Tommy or I positively. I don't know, I only heard that it was a very shallow kind of representation of us, of that time." 

"I don't know why they — I mean, I wish they would've called," she added.

If allowed to have worked with Hulu on the show, Anderson said there is a high chance she would not have agreed to collaborate.

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'Pamela Anderson Is Ready To Tell Her Story'

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On January 31st Anderson's own version of her story will debut on Netflix, setting the record straight about her personal life, including the details about the infamous sex tape. The streaming platform announced the series had been greenlit via its Twitter account in March 2022.

"Pamela Anderson is ready to tell her story in a new documentary," a statement from Netflix on Twitter read. "The film, which has been in the making for several years, will feature the pop culture icon setting the record straight as she looks back on her professional path and personal journey."

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A note from Anderson, which was part of the announcement, hinted at what fans should expect when the documentary debuts.

It read, "My life. A thousand imperfections, a million misperceptions…I can only surprise you — not a victim, but a survivor and alive to tell the real story."

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